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Ivar's Salmon House

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Our outdoor decks and dining room are open under new government capacity guidelines. We have instituted enhanced procedures to ensure your safety as that is our highest priority.

Despite the changes, you can still expect Ivars Salmon House as you have known it... a beautiful cedar replica of a NW Native American Longhouse with an open-pit barbecue for preparing succulent alder-smoked entrees. Our team is committed to serving you the best NW seafood while providing excellent service surrounded by incredible views of North Lake Union and the Seattle Skyline.

You can also order your favorite Salmon House dishes via online ordering with curbside pick-up and delivery. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support throughout these challenging times. We are honored to have such a great community of guests that have stood by us for 82 years.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact michelled@keepclam.com.

Michelle Dobaran Deide
General Manager
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 4273 people are saying
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VanV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always enjoy Ivar’s the weather was great. Good social distancing. Great food & drinks, service. Just a bit noisy from the I-5 traffic above when sitting outside on the floating barge. But the view makes up for it

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HerbH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent salmon meal once again. Every birthday celebration is never complete without a stop at Ivar's Salmon House on Lake Union.

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vipfinediner3
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food1service4ambience4

I would recommend. I ordered salmon which was very dry. I would send back next but didn't want to create drama with our visiting guest

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AmyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Per our request, we dined outside on your deck.

It is something that you have no control over, but at the beginning of our dining experience the freeway noise was quite noticeable and annoying. (Our reservation was for 6:30 pm.) As the evening progressed, either the noise decreased or we adjusted to it.

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LeslieK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad Ivar's is open and keeping things clean and safe for all of us. Tasty meal

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DebbieC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio was perfect, great views of Lake Union, plus wonderful seafood options.

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npd97
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love Ivar's and they have done an outstanding job navigating Phase 2. They are always courteous and the food is always good. We are so glad we are able to enjoy Ivar's and especially love their outdoor seating.

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vipMomof2boys
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and they managed social distancing well.

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californiagirl
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

view was great and we all enjoyed our food. Bread bowl was yummy... oops that we got 4 buns for 5 people so we just split it.

Hope people realize your outdoor seating is open.

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TodB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a great job with social distancing. The tables are far apart, and you just use a menu from your phone.

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MichaelL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, just like before COVID.
Salmon is wonderful

LM
LauraM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic selections, even though the menu is currently limited.

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MarideeG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first lunch out with a friend in months. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We were socially distanced from other diners, all wait staff wore masks, and our lunch was excellent.

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Scottp
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food with an incredible view all at a reasonable price!

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Xali
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the salmon duo, my son had a chicken dish and my Mom poached white fish. They were all delicious. Ivar's Salmon House really put their own special touch on each dish. Outstanding!

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vipFoodie13
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most pleasant change from my cooking. Precautions in place for Covid 19 so dining was relaxed.

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sinoag
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, lovely food, visibility of Social Distancing maintained throughout establishment, professional staff.

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iluvagoodmeal
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Ordered drinks and they were just SoSo.

Wife ordered salmon Caesar salad, I had the halibut special. They were both cooked with little flavor. I think they are still getting into the swing of things with Covid rules. We have had good meals in the past and will give them another chance but will wait until it is more stable of an environment.

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KristineS
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad you have reopened the dining room! Always fresh seafood and great service.

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DebbyA
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

good spot to boat watch fun ambience - but food was dry, not special.

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Ray2
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch, dinner or happy hour. We eat on the deck overlooking lake union.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

LOVE the outside deck with an amazing view of the city. The restaurant has implemented health and safety measures that make you feel at ease when dining. Happy hour is also a great deal!

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Pegbert
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very attentive. She stopped by our table many times to make sure we had what we needed. Food was awesome as usual. She even got us a bread when we asked for it even though it didn't seem to be offered anymore. I appreciated all the social distancing measures.

I do think, however, that a sign should be added at the entrance to indicate that we are supposed to wait at the door to be checked in. When I was there, that person had stepped away momentarily and I didn't realize that I wasn't supposed to enter until she checked e in.

Also, I thought the bread was dry. Perhaps pick something else besides sourdough?

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JohnettsR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved the food
and loved the scenery
we ate outside

JD
JessiD
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. It can't be easy to operate under the current circumstances. But we felt co